Lowenstein Sandler represented Mercantile, the industry-specific credit card platform designed to meet the unique needs of small businesses, in a $15 million Series A fund raise led by Index Ventures, with participation from seed investors First Round Capital, General Catalyst, SV Angel, Operator Partners, Box Group, and others. The fundraise brings Mercantile’s total funding to $22 million, which the company plans to further invest in product development, as well as build out its partnership and go-to-market teams.
Mercantile partners with industry-specific software providers and associations to distribute custom-built cards as an added benefit to their members and customers. By working with these organizations, Mercantile is able to unify the purchasing power of SMBs within a given industry to negotiate with suppliers and deliver 5-20% discounts on the items most impactful to their business. The startup is starting in the healthcare sector and will soon expand to other markets. Initial partners include the American Optometric Association, the Opticians Association of America, the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, and the Medical Group Management Association.
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